§ MR. R. G. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
At what date is it proposed to take the Report stage of the Food and Drugs Bill?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I cannot give my hon. friend specific notice when the Report stage of the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill will be taken. I have endeavoured, with regard to Bills with which the Government desire to deal, to give as long notice as we can, but at this period of the session there must be some uncertainty, as we do not know how long the House will be occupied on Bills that precede particular ones. Therefore I hope the House will be tolerant if the Government cannot give as long notice as we should desire to give.
§ MR. DILLON
Will the First Lord of the Treasury give a week's notice of his intention to take the Irish Tithes Rent-charge Bill, because in the case of the English Bill the House had only two days' notice.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR,
I think I will be able to give two or three days' notice of that Bill. At present I do not like to promise more.